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- Update to course pre-requisites
“DUGC decided that wherever CS 213 is a pre-req (minor or non-minor), EE 717 can be taken as pre-req.” 2014-03-14 DUGC
Admission to the Dual Degree Program
The procedure for a BTech student to convert to the Dual Degree Program is as follows. 2015-7-14 DUGC
- A Btech student can apply to convert to the DD program anytime from the beginning of semester 7 till the registration of semester 8.
- The student must submit a plan to finish all BTech credits and the honours credit requirement by end of the 4th year.
- At the time of conversion, the student must choose a willing faculty member as the guide for the DDP.
- The student must do a RnD project or a BTP with the chosen guide during the 8th semester.
- The DDP can be exited by the student anytime if he or she so wishes.
Approved course contents, course structure
- CS377 (OS lab), CS306 (PL lab) credit structure
“…the credit structure for OS lab and Compilers lab should be changed to 0-1-2-4, from the current 0-0-3-3. That is, the overall number of contact hours remains the same, but one contact hour is deemed as a tutorial hour, requiring student effort beyond the contact hour.”, DUGC minutes 15 Oct 2013
Institute UG Rules
- Handling academic dishonesty [137th Meeting of the SENATE 26.03.97]
Departmental UG Rules
CSE core courses related
- “…courses tagged as CSE-Minors cannot be taken by CSE students. Only exception is if they fail the corresponding core course, in which case they need facad approval.” 2012-02-01 FM
- “Non-cse students cannot register for core CSE courses via the student ASC interface. This does not preclude these students from crediting these courses, except they now need to take instructor approval and submit the approval to ASC. This rule ensures that faculty are aware of which other department students are currently enrolled in their core courses.” 2012-02-01 FM
CSE electives related
- “Out of the 36 elective-based credits, a maximum of 18 credits can be though electives outside the department. The minimum number of credits through lecture based courses that must be tagged as department electives is 24. “
The white list mentioned above includes CSE courses (of course) as well as the pre-approved list here.
References: 2014-10-09 DUGC, 2014-08-20 FM
Note: This overrides an earlier DUGC decision 2014-06-09 DUGC, as well as 2012-02-01 FM
- Pre-approved list of courses allowed under the “CSE” bucket of size-3 above:
- CSE courses
- Non-departmental courses pre-approved by DUGC, as being allowed to be tagged as CSE courses. This pre-approved list is here.
- “In addition, if a student can convince the FacAd that a course has sufficient CSE content, the FacAd looks at the course contents to be convinced of the same. Then the FacAd can permit that course to be tagged as a CSE elective. The FacAd may also choose to propose to DUGC to add that course to the white-list.”
Reference: 2014-06-09 DUGC
- ”…upto 2 electives can be replaced by R&D projects with mutual consent between the student and a faculty guide” 2007-07-18 FM. Instead of R&D projects, BTP I or BTP II can also be used to replace upto 2 electives (Clarification after DUGC e-mail discussion, 4-12-2015).
- “On non-hons electives:\\- Any course as allowed by the institute, with instructor consent can be taken. This may include minors courses from other departments (but not CSE) as per rules.” 2012-jul DUGC
- “Courses with overlapping content should not be taken as electives. As and when this comes to the notice of the DUGC it will send a letter to this effect to ASC. Faculty are requested to alert the DUGC of courses elsewhere in the institute with overlapping content with departmental courses.” 2012-jul DUGC
- Electives, R&D:
“…upto 2 R&D projects can be taken as a taken as an elective. Further, out of the 7 required electives, at least 4 should be from CSE.” 2007-07-03 DUGC
CSE Honours related
- a CSE honours requires 24 additional credits. New rule at the institute level. private:dugc:2013-07-24-minutes|2013-07-24 dugc and two previous meetings
- “CSE honours should have a minimum of 6-credit independent study requirement. This can be in the form of an R&D project or BTP-1.” 2011-04-27 FM
- “…only courses tagged [by the student] as honors course will count towards getting a Honors degree.” 2013-jul-24 DUGC
- “…only courses with a CSE tag that is only courses of the form CS yyy can be taken for Honours. Note that any course anywhere in the institute can be taken as a normal elective. … This is effective from the 2010 batch of Btechs.” 2012-jul DUGC
- “…BTPs can be tagged as a departmental elective.” 2012-jul DUGC
CSE Minors related
- “A department elective can be credited as one of the five minor courses (needed for finishing the minor credits).” 2013-08-01 FM
- “For getting a Minor degree in CSE, students must do at least 4 CSE M numbered courses and the fifth course can be any CSE elective course.” 2013-jul-24 DUGC
- “Only 1 R&D project allowed for minors” 2007-10-23 FM
- “Only one course can be tagged as a minor under the exchange program and that too as the fifth minor.” DUGC Meeting Minutes on 2018-04-13.
- “The tags of the rest of the four minor courses must be CS Minor at IITB.” DUGC Meeting Minutes on 2018-04-13.
BTP related (CS492 BTP-1, CS496 BTP-2)
- Joint BTP:
“It is recommended that if the project can be split into two then they submit separate reports.
If not possible, a common report may be submitted. However it should be ensured by the guide that the committee can assess the work done, the report writing skills & presentation skills of each student separately.” 2011-nov DUGC
R&D project related (CS490)
- “…in case of the R&D project, a report submission is now compulsory, while a presentation is optional.” 2011-04-27 FM
- “R&D project report should be available in public domain”?
“As such the reports are indeed in the public domain by default. However, they can be withheld from the public domain for a specified period (period to be specified by the supervisors and students and approved by Dean, Acad Prog) for reasons of IPR, etc.” 2011-nov DUGC
- UG students must only take 2 RnD projects. They should not take the PG courses corresponding to RnD projects. 2015-7-14 DUGC
Institute courses related
- EE112 in place of EE101 as institute core
“Branch change students can substitute EE112 in place of EE101 as an institute core course. This is because EE112 already covers the necessary background material for the Digital Logic Design course. They CANNOT choose to do both courses (EE112 and EE101) though, due to the overlapping content.” 2014-10-09 DUGC
- Course swap for branch change
“DUGC approved that PH103 can be taken instead of PH105, as an institute core, by branch change students.” 2014-03-14 DUGC
Other generic retagging related
- “Branch change students any time want to retag the 1st year courses from their parent department as CSE/Institute elective or want them to act as a substitute for some CSE course. Facad in consultation with head can decided on these without referring to DUGC.” 2013-jul-24 DUGC
- DD students can retag their courses in their 9th semester as well as after 10th semester, irrespective of what retagging they did as BTech students.2015-09-23 DUGC
- 8 or 4 credit course can be tagged as a departmental elective. Also, one 8 credit and one 4 credit will count as equivalent of two 6 credit courses.2015-09-23 DUGC
- Minor course offerings:
“Rationale behind set of minor course offerings: minor courses offered to those outside dept should help them use CS in their field better. They should offer direct value without requiring them to take further courses.” 2014-05-05 DUGC
- Exchange programs:
with our core courses and contact hours per course be made for
each university to establish equivalence with core courses.
The list of approved courses and equivalent courses will be sent to academic office.
The student representative will compile this information for
the universities under the MoU with the help of students who have
undergone or are applying for the exchange programs. The list
will be taken up in the next DUGC meeting for approval.”
- Works visit
works visits under the revised curriculum.
However, if the students themselves organize a works visit, and
a staff member accompanies them, appropriate funding will be
provided by the department.”
- Evaluation of BTP
“The DUGC recommends that a guide and examiner constitute a panel for the conduct of the examination; both first and second stages. The guide may increase the size of the panel if he/she so desires. A report + a presentation with one examiner is required for a BTP.”
- Evaluation of R&D project
“The evaluation of the R&D project is upto the guide. It is possible that part of same topic may be done as an R&D project and also as BTP. It is upto the guide to ensure that an adequate quantum of work is done to justify the credits. A separate report is required for the R&D project.”
- Lab course evaluation (feedback) form
“DUGC went through the two forms (Theory course evaluation form and Form-C for lab course evaluation) and decided that:“
“For the “CS296: Software Systems Lab” (1-3-0-8) and “CS308: Embedded Systems Lab” (0-0-4-4) labs, since there were significant classroom components, the theory form was more appropriate.”
“For the other lab courses, all of which were associated with a parallel theory course, Form-C for lab course evaluation (along with the instructor component) was more appropriate.”
- CS296 feedback form
“DUGC decided that the course evaluation has to be done, and that we will use the same form as for theory courses.” 2014-03-14 DUGC
- BTP allocation:
Faculty can use this page to put up their topics, in addition
to using other means such as listing available projects and criteria
on their homepages.
There will be no forced allocation by facad.
The last date to confirm BTP pairings is the last date of
registration. Faculty advisor will not approve registration
for BTP if the pairing is not confirmed.”
- Diwali and class non-cancellation
“Policy regarding Diwali holidays class cancellation.
DUGC disapproves of week-long rescheduling of classes.
DUGC recommends that any instructor who reschedules a week or more of contiguous classes, should first get in touch with other instructors of the affected batch and jointly consider the consequences of the reschedule before arriving at a decision.”
- Minor course strength
“The strength of the minor courses will be increased from 40 to 60.” 2013-08-01 FM
- CS213 minor course strength
“DUGC decided to increase the allowed class strength for CS213 minor to be 80, instead of the current 60.” 2014-03-14 DUGC
- Old question papers
“DUGC recommends that at least one set of question papers from the previous years be made available for students.” 2009-11-04 FM
(Recommendation, not a mandate).
- FacAd duties
“Facads should meet and evolve a strategy for detecting and handling problem cases. A budget will be set aside for faculty advisors for holding regular student meetings Approval of registration mandatory on physical meeting with the students.” 2008-11-19 FM
- Course Loading Committee (CLC)
“After the course loading committee (CLC) decides the instructor for a course, it will add a column to the spreadsheet which states all eligibility constraints for students to take the course (e.g. 3rd year BTechs allowed, 2nd year BTechs not allowed, etc.). These eligibility constraints are to be filled in by the course instrcutor and approved by DUGC (likewise DPGC for PG courses).”